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“Lets face it, Newark, DE is not known for it's restaurants” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant
1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
302-455-1101
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Ranked #3 of 288 restaurants in Newark
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway
Description: Soffritto Italian Grill is an authentic family-owned Italian restaurant located at 1130 Capitol Trail in Newark, DE. Since we opened our doors in 2005, Soffritto’s wealth of experience and exquisite dishes have brought them great recognition and acclaim locally, as well as internationally.To fully enjoy their experience at Soffritto Italian Grill, our guests dine in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere that creates an ambience of a home away from home. Our Tuscan stone and stucco exterior along with our wood burning fireplace welcome guests into the restaurant. Murmurs from our waterfall and authentic Italian music coupled with the delicious aromas of our award-winning Italian cuisine provide a sense of comfort during their stay. Soffritto’s name derives from the very thing that is most important to us: food. Soffritto comes from the Italian verb soffriggere, which means to brown or fry slightly. Many Italian recipes begin with a soffritto, a lightly fried mixture of onions, celery, and carrot, sautéed in olive oil, thus imparting their flavors to any ingredient that follows. Soffritto prides itself on its innovative family recipes and passion that goes into every individual dish. They believe the key to high quality food begins with a commitment to only the freshest of ingredients, and ensure that every ingredient is hand-picked by our experienced chefs.From traditional coastal Italian dishes to new and inspired flavors, Soffritto aims at meeting every customers needs and desires. Every dish is prepared to order, with an emphasis on taste and presentation. We are notorious for our homemade ingredients, including fresh homemade mozzarella, focaccia bread, linguini, and gnocchi. Soffritto receives great acclaim for their acute awareness to different customers’ dining preferences, including our gluten-free menu and abundance of vegetarian alternatives. We strive for quality and distinction. At Soffritto, you will find an attentive and professional staff who puts the customers’ needs first. Whether you choose to come to Soffritto for a birthday, a romantic getaway, a business meeting, or just to catch up with friends, our staff will provide you with the utmost level of professional service and courtesy.Our staff has a reputation for their energy, skill, and passion. We have committed time into training our staff members individually and in entirety to be attentive, efficient, and complaisant. With their vast knowledge of the menu items, our staff is full of suggestions and recommendations to ensure you have just the meal you’ve been craving.
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“Lets face it, Newark, DE is not known for it's restaurants”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Seeing the high ratings mu husband and I had hoped to finally get a decent meal in Newark. It actually started out on a high note. The cold antipasto was very good. But it was down hill from there. The salad that came with the entree was very basic. The dressing, although called sun-dried tomato vinegarette, it tasted more like Wishbone French. For an entree I had a veal scallopini type dish. It was described as having a chablis sauce, which I figured would be a white wine sauce. It turned out to be smothered in a cream sauce. No cream was mentioned in the description. If this had been a wine sauce it probably would have been decent, but this overly rich cream sauce, poured liberally over the meat, was totally unappetizing.

Needless to say, we didn't order dessert.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

An attractive restaurant. Enjoyed a great lunch, good service with large portions and nice complimentary salads with an entree. Several in our group enjoyed the pasta, several enjoyed chicken dishes. Wine available by the glass. Second time there and definitely will be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife and I had dinner last night at Soffrittos. Dining room is nicely decorated and was quiet even for a Monday night. Servers were friendly and helpful. Food was a good value with large servings and moderate prices. (We had a large lunch today from the leftovers.) House Chianti was good. Veal Parm was a little disappointing; large portion with good flavor and thin breading, but the meat was very thin. I would rather have had fewer, thicker pieces of veal. “Insalata Caprese” with homemade mozzarella was very good. This was our first visit and we plan to return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

You will not be disappointed! Excellent Italian dishes, seafood selections and more that are as attractively prepared as they are delicious. Order one of the fresh fish options and they will filet your choice right at the table. Friendly service with a wide variety of tempting dishes. The ambiance is warm and cozy. The owner is a delight and makes nightly rounds to check in with guests.

Visited May 2013
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“Great Friends, Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic meal with close friends a couple of weeks ago at Soffritto's! We were able to sit and enjoy ourselves without feeling rushed, allowing us to enjoy the food and wine from appetizers to dessert! Our waitress was great and the owner visited our table as well. My husband loved the clams over linguine and I thought my veal special (scallopini?) was incredible! Definately worth the trip!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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